Windows 10: Programs and Apps in W10 don't launch

  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1

    Programs and Apps in W10 don't launch


    I've been reluctant to upgrade to W10 because of fear that things already installed will not work. I took the plunge and upgraded W7-pro on my ACER laptop and my fears are true. No previously installed programs installed in W7 launch when I click the link in the Start Menu, including Office.

    Additionally, when I click on links to system items, like services or event viewer or run or anything, I get the following message: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action..."

    On the taskbar there's File Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and an email client. None of the links work when I single or double click on them. NOTHING in the start menu --> all Apps work. I click, nothing happens, not even a message. If I double click the executable in File Explorer, the program runs.

    I've run SFC, created a new admin user, tried a clean boot, even reinstalled Office as a test, nothing is working, no change to the functionality. According to W10, all updates are installed.

    I'm glad I didn't upgrade, or break, my main PCs by installing W10.

    How can these issues be resolved???

    ~Bob
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  2. Posts : 4,771
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       25 Nov 2015 #2

    I don't have a solution to your issues, except that perhaps you won't mind reverting back to Windows 7 Pro if you have exhausted your search for a solution.
    It can be done PROVIDED ......
    1. You installed Win 10 LESS than 30 days ago.
    2. You have NOT deleted the windows.old from the system.

    Left click at Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update & Security > left side, select Recovery > right side, under Go back to Windows 7, click the Get Started button.
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #3

    I'm past the 30 day mark, been trying to resolve this issue for a while.
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       25 Nov 2015 #4

    microsvc said: View Post
    I'm past the 30 day mark, been trying to resolve this issue for a while.

    Use the link below to download the current version of Windows 10 and save the ISO file to your computer.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    3 suggestions :
    1. Go to the ISO file > right click at it > click Setup.exe.
    That will start the in-place upgrade. You can keep your files, settings and apps (most of them).
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.

    2. Burn the ISO to a bootable media ( DVD or USB ) > set your boot order to CD/DVD or USB depending on which media you will be using > insert the bootable media > Restart > when it comes to Install Now or Repair, select Repair option.

    3. Use the bootable media and do a Clean Install.
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  5.    25 Nov 2015 #5

    Thank you. I will try suggestion 1. If I end up doing suggestion 2 or 3, will it automatically do activation like you mentioned in suggestion 1? It's downloading now.

    Thanks!
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       25 Nov 2015 #6

    microsvc said: View Post
    Thank you. I will try suggestion 1. If I end up doing suggestion 2 or 3, will it automatically do activation like you mentioned in suggestion 1? It's downloading now.

    Thanks!
    #2 ....... yes. Activation is automatic because you already had it activated before.
    #3. ...... you might be asked for a product key. If so, click the option SKIP and continue. Activation will be automatic because you already have it activated before Clean Install.
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  7.    25 Nov 2015 #7

    Hi. I did #1, and nothing has changed. I tried #2, and under repair there's nothing that appears to repair other than to blow away what's installed and start over with a clean install (the shotgun method). I'm avoiding #3 at this time because I don't want to lose my installed apps. Ideas? Thank you.
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  8.    26 Nov 2015 #8

    Additionally, I right click the desktop, New, Shortcut and browse to a working executable file (chrome.exe) and created the desktop shortcut. When I double clicked on the new valid desktop shortcut, nothing happens. UGH!
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  9.    01 Dec 2015 #9

    Anyone?
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